When I first saw Kat Martin's new book, A Song for My Mother, I was intrigued. This looked completely different from her previous, hunk-heavy romances, Against the Wind (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #1), Against the Fire (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #2), and Against the Law (Raines of Wind Canyon Series #3). Nary a hunk to be seen on this cover, but I tucked the book away, waiting for Mother's Day week to curl up with it and - hopefully - be overwhlemed by good feelings.

 

And that I was. If you're looking for heart-warming, A Song for My Mother delivers. Marly Hanson fled Dreyerville, Michigan, when she was just a teenager, using a town bad-boy as her ticket away from a paintful childhood. But more troubled followed. She got married, pregnant, and divorced all before she could blink. Determined to make a better life for her daughter Katie than the one she had, Marly worked hard for her GED and a career of her own. 

 

Her memories of Michigan - and the mother she left - dimmed but didn't quite fade. She's never been abe to return, until Katie expresses a wish to meet her grandmother. Marly can't say no to her daughter, and finds herself smack-dab in the home she's been running from for twelve years.

 

This is a lovely story of the ties that bind mothers and daughters. But never fear, there's a hunky sheriff in the book, too, so the happy ending here includes a little romance! This book has made my Mother's Day week one to remember, and at Romantic Reads, we're listing the other reads that can make your celebration of Mom special.

 

Who is your favorite Mom in romance? 

 

Melanie Murray is the moderator of Romantic Reads, BN.com's all-romance, all-the-time community forum.

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by reader_824 on ‎05-03-2011 10:26 AM

Two come to mind...

 

Ryan Kendrick's mom in Catherine Anderson's Phantom Waltz

 

and Maddy Faraday in Jennifer Crusie's Tell Me Lies

 

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